Calico Hutch Events


Joyce's Club | First Saturday each month @ 9:30 am

Down home, down on the farm is what its all about for 2020. Join Joyce and be a part of the group who will enjoy the cutest, sweetest parts of farming all year round. With the help of Lori Holt’s Vintage Farm Girl 2 book, Joyce will keep you on track, completing five blocks per month and finishing up by year’s end.
Joyce also frequently features new quilt projects shown first exclusively to group members. Each month receive a free fat quarters for bringing a recent show-and-tell project or treats to share with the group.  Receive 20% off any store purchases on meeting days. Only $10 for the year meeting the first Saturday of the month at 9:30 AM; January 4, February 1, March 7 and April 4. Join Joyce Erstad as she brings the vintage farm look to your home this year.

New! Kimberbell Club Club | Last Friday of the month @ 3:30 or last Saturday of the month @ 10:30 

Featuring Volume 2 by Kimberbell Designs. 13 exceptional designs, full color instructions and club lessons to learn new techniques! Join us in our new machine embroidery adventure. These designs are EXCLUSIVE to our club and NOT AVAILABLE FOR INDIVIDUAL SALE. Featured techniques include: Quilting/piecing in the hoop, installing a zipper, fringe, over-the-edge applique, mylar & vinyl applique, and much more!

Join Jessica as we learn new skills on the last Friday of the month at 3:30 or Saturday morning at 10:30. Receive 20% off all merchandise purchased of the day of the club as well as 20% on kits, patterns and supplies for our project.

New! Needles and Knots Wool Club | Last  Friday of the month @ 3:00 or last Saturday of the month @ 10:00

Join the wonderful world of wool! We will be featuring…..WELCOME HOME by Buttermilk Basin! This beautiful project features a wall hanging with intechangeable letter “O’s”. You can purchase the pattern or pattern & kit for whichever option you prefer. Then, each month, you can change out your "circle" center on the scallop that features a wonderful "monthly" motif to match each of the 12 months of the year! months of the year!

Jessica will keep you stitching and learning new techniques on the last Friday of the month at 3:00 or Saturday morning at 10. Receive 20% off all merchandise purchased of the day of the club as well as 20% on kits, patterns and supplies for our project.

Clothesline Club | First Tuesday of the month @ 2:30 & 5:30 pm

Come join the Clothesline Club as we start off the year with a 30’s reproduction era quilt designed by Darlene Zimmerman, queen of the vintage 30’s and the one who gave the group the name “Clothesline Club.”

Each month Clothesline Club leader, Donnarae Davis, shows new techniques, tools and new products arriving at the shop. Mark your calendars for the first Tuesday of the month at 2:30 or 5:30 PM, January 7, February 4, March 3 and April 7. Your $10 yearly membership entitles you to food, fun and a 20% discount on purchases made the day of club meetings. We have attendance drawings for door prizes, free fat quarters for a recent project show-and-tell item or for sharing treats with club members. Clothesline Club is a great time to meet new friends and share special quilting tips and tricks, and enjoy fellowship with a fantastic group.

Stitcher's Club | Third Friday of each month @ 10 am

Join the Stitchers’ Club meeting the third Friday of the month at 10 AM, December 20, January 17, February 21, March 20 and April 17. The 2020 project is “Hearthstone by Lavender Lime” shown left (upper right). Kits and patterns are available in January, just in time to start off the year.
Charlotte (Charlie) Hoerth will keep you informed of what is up-and-coming in the quilting world. Have fun with your friends and check out the great benefits available only to the Stitchers’ Club, 20% off all merchandise  purchased the day of club meeting, attendance drawings, free fat quarters for recent project show-and-tell items or sharing treats with the members. Come and visit, enjoy show-and-tell that day and see what other exciting things the group is planning for 2020.

Civil Warriors Club | Fourth Wednesday of the month @ 6 pm

Purchase any of the Civil War block-of-the-month kits including “Mrs. Miller Apprentice, or Lancaster (shown left by Jo Morton), and you are a member of the “Civil Warriors.” The Warriors meet the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 PM with upcoming dates of December 18 (note date change), January 22, February 26, March 25 and April 22. Earn free fat quarters for completed blocks and find encouragement from the Warriors club members while you learn special tips to help you complete your projects.

The club showcases civil war projects, related history information and guides you through the journey of making your very own Civil War Commemorative quilt. The Civil War quilt kits feature reproduction fabrics identical to pattern requirements.

Kindred Spirits Club 2019/2020 

Kindred Spirit IV meets the 4th Wednesday monthly at 5:30 PM, December 18 (note date change), January 22, February 26, March 25 and April 22. You are going to love, love this club and its six project designs. Fabrics are from the Kindred Spirits line “Making Memories” designed by Jill Shaulis of Yellow Creek Designs and will be an exact match to the samples. Two of the patterns come in two sizes.
Pick and choose which of the six projects you want or sign up to do all of them. Kits will be ready for you to pick up each monthly meeting. Call 507-377-1163 to sign up. 

Speedy Needle Embroidery Club | Second Saturday @ 10 am

The Calico Hutch invites you to join the Speedy Needle Embroidery Club, organized especially for embroidery enthusiasts everywhere.
Janet Hintermeister and Merle Stensrud will share ideas and embroidery techniques and answer questions you may have about the embroidery process. Each month they give away door prizes, show new techniques and products and keep you up to date on the latest in embroidery. The Speedy Needle Embroidery Club meets on the second Saturday of the month at 10 AM including December 14, January 11, February 8, March 14 and April 11. Cost is only $10 for the year and includes a 20% discount toward purchases the morning of meetings. 



"Honolulu Lulu" Quilt Retreat - February 2020

Friday - Sunday | February 7, 8, & 9 $139

Add Thursday, February 6 for only $35

"Surf along with Jan & Dean on the Honolulu beaches of Hawaii"

"There's No Place Like Gnome" Retreat Spring 2020

Friday - Sunday | March 27, 28 & 29, only $139
Add Thursday, March 26 to the first weekend for only $35

Caboose Retreat | March 30, 31 & April 1, only $138
Add Thursday, April 2 to the Caboose for only $35

Friday - Sunday | April 3, 4 & 5 only $137
Add Monday, April 6 to the second weekend for only $35

"Olympics 2020" Fall Retreat

Friday - Sunday | November 6, 7 & 8 - $139 
Add Thursday, November 5 to the weekend for only $35

Caboose Retreat | November 9, 10 & 11 - $139  
Add Thursday, November 12 to the Caboose for only $35 

Friday - SundayNovember 13, 14 & 15 - $139 
Add Monday, November 16 to the second weekend for only $35


Retreats are held at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Austin, Minn. It's three or four fun-filled days of quilting with friends plus... free demos, massage therapists, Holiday Inn special room rates, 4 or 5 meals, show and tell, door prizes, games and demos.

Call today to reserve your spot. 507.377.1163


Shop Hops









Block of the Month

2020 Block of the Month
Echo Star

finished size 85 x 104

Block of the Month meets the third Saturday (8:30–9AM) or the third Tuesday (4:30 -6PM). The $20 enrollment includes your January block as well as the “Echo Star” booklet pattern for the month’s blocks and the year-end finishing pattern. Receive each block of the twelve blocks FREE when you bring in your completed block from the prior month and attend a brief presentation. If you cannot attend either presentation or do not finish your block, you pay only $5 (including tax), for your next block. Meet new friends, enjoy special sale items available only to block of the month participants, learn new piecing techniques and discover what is new and exciting in the world of quilting. Sign up now before it fills.  All three quilts will be done for December Block of the Month. Our new 2020 Block of the Month has a pumped-up, star-studded new look.

Civil War

Bus Trips

Saturday, April 18 - Sunday, April 19
Only $175 (double occupancy)
Coach bus, hotel, meals and snacks included
Hot breakfast on departure and hot dinner on return
8 Unique Shops to Visit
Quilter's General Store in Rockford, IL
The Stitchery in Delavan, WI
Blue Bar Quilt Co. in Middleton, WI
Quilt Basket 'N' Creations Viroqua, WI
Quilters Window in New Hampton, IA
Merry's Stitchins in Jesup, IA
Quilt This in Dubuque, IA
Calico Hutch Quilt Shop in Hayward, MN

Saturday, April 25 - Sunday, April 26
Only $169 (double occupancy)
All meals and snacks included
Hot breakfast on departure and hot dinner on return
8 Great Shops to Visit
Addicted 2 Stitchin in New Hampton, IA
The Quiltmaker's Shoppe in Manchester, IA
Quilt Peddler in Fennimore, WI
Mill House Quilts in Waunakee, WI
The Calico Shoppe in Eau Claire, WI
Pins 'N' Needles Quilt Shop in St. Croix Falls, WI
Quilted Treasures in Rogers, MN
Calico Hutch Quilt Shop in Hayward, MN


Guest Teachers



Retreat Center

Czech Inn Bed & Breakfast and Quilter's Retreat Center 19158 800th Ave | Hayward, MN | just 2 miles SW of Calico Hutch Our accommodations offer the best of both worlds; new construction with old world charm.

Our Mission Style home is furnished with antiques and up-to-date comfort. We are situated in a beautiful country setting; perfect for watching sunrises, sunsets, and a variety of wild animals.


Retreaters will enjoy the large craft/meeting room with a fully equipped kitchen and 47" HDTV in the sitting area. There is a large patio area for dining, relaxing, and soaking up sun. Large windows and "natural light" are a bonus for crafters. All our spacious guestrooms feature private baths.

To make your reservations call 507.373.2477 or email at or visit their website @